The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario

The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario

By Deborah A. Metsger; Jenny Bull; Richard Dickinson

McClelland & Stewart, Paperback, 9780771076527, 416pp.

Publication Date: May 25, 2004

"The latest in the ROM's acclaimed series of beautiful and authoritative field guides
"Guaranteed to appeal to everyone from the casual Sunday stroller to the most dedicated amateur botanist, "The ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario" is researched, written, and designed specifically for the Ontario reader and visitor. It is the most authoritative, easy to use, and beautifully designed guide to Ontario wildflowers available, with a stunning selection of photographs unsurpassed anywhere.
This landmark publication features:
- Detailed and clearly written descriptions of 400 of Ontario's most common wildflowers, including notes on habitat, characteristic features of each species' leaves, flowers, and fruits; description of similar species; and in many cases interesting additional information about the plant, such as traditional uses, origin of its name, and biology.
- Approximately 1,000 stunning full-colour photographs drawn from the ROM's celebrated collection of more than 50,000 botanical photos.
- Specially designed colour-coded key to assist identification.
- Handy size and format, with photos and description for each species all on one page.
- Sized to fit in a backpack or pocket, with stitched binding and rugged cover for extra durability.
- Glossary of botanical terms and index.

About the Author

Richard Dickinsonlives in Toronto andhas taught plant taxonomy for more than twenty-five years. He is couthor of "Wildflowers of Edmonton and Central Alberta", "Wildflowers of Calgary and Southern Alberta", "Plants of Alberta, "and"Weeds of North America."